Josh Jackson en 'Treme,' Ep. 26: That's What Buddy Bolden Said Certain episodes of <em>Treme</em> seem to wear their ideological hearts on their sleeves, and this was one. You open with Desiree's mother's house getting torn down in a city mix-up; you have Davis throwing around phrases like "preservation through neglect"; you see housing projects torn down amid protest with the implication of a corrupt deal; you get protagonists like the Bernette family being harassed by police; you witness clueless developers trying to build a national jazz center while waiting for the other shoe to drop. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:45:00 +0000 Josh Jackson & Patrick Jarenwattananon 4273 at 'Treme,' Ep. 26: That's What Buddy Bolden Said Philip Dizack: What You Learn When You're Older A lot can happen in six years. For Milwaukee-bred trumpeter Philip Dizack, it marked the passage of an era worth documenting in his own artistic chronology.<p>"<em>End of an Era</em> represents a moment when what you had is gone," he says about his new album during this session from <em><a href="">WBGO's The Checkout</a></em>. "For me, it's specific things like family relationships that ended. Both of my grandparents passed away. All those things were very personal, but I saw that everyone goes through something. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 20:41:00 +0000 Josh Jackson 3806 at Philip Dizack: What You Learn When You're Older 'Treme,' Ep. 25: Sugar Boy's Salute If you're one of the few viewers still confused about what <em>Treme</em> is saying about art, do note this episode's "play-within-a-play" staging of Samuel Beckett's <em>Waiting for Godot</em>. The existentialist play revolves around two characters, Vladimir (nicknamed Didi) and Estragon (called Gogo), who wait interminably for a mysterious "Godot" by a desolate country road. It's clearly meant to parallel New Orleans residents' wait for essential social services, complete with the barren backdrop of the city post-Katrina. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 17:22:00 +0000 Josh Jackson 3695 at 'Treme,' Ep. 25: Sugar Boy's Salute 'Treme,' Ep. 24: Like Donkeys To Water We've reached episode three of <em>Treme</em>'s third season and things are starting to get interesting. Through the Everett, Lt. Colson, Toni Bernette and Nelson storylines, we begin to see how deep police and government corruption runs in New Orleans. Davis is funding his next scheme; Janette is funding her next restaurant; Annie is funding her next musical adventure. The possible endgame for Chief Lambreaux (and by extension, his son) draws near. And a lot of dudes get laid.<p>The soundtrack to this week features a number of old-school Louisiana legends. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 20:33:00 +0000 Josh Jackson 3258 at 'Treme,' Ep. 24: Like Donkeys To Water 'Treme' Ep. 23: Long Black Lines <strong></strong>For all the plot development in the series' infancy, last Sunday's episode of <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Treme</em></a> was unusually saturated in live performances. The second half of the episode, especially, seemed like one concert after another. Here with me to recap the musical goings-on is WBGO's Josh Jackson.<p><hr /><p><strong>Patrick Jarenwattananon: The Annie storyline is becoming a lesson in the life of the touring musician. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 17:33:00 +0000 Josh Jackson & Patrick Jarenwattananon 2743 at 'Treme' Ep. 23: Long Black Lines 'Treme,' Ep. 22: 'Dem Songs Is Gonna Stand, Son' If you've been watching the HBO series <em>Treme</em> with us, welcome back.<p>If you're new here, welcome in the first place. WBGO's Josh Jackson, a New Orleans native, and I have been watching the music-saturated program set in post-Katrina New Orleans for two years now. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 21:35:00 +0000 Josh Jackson 2236 at 'Treme,' Ep. 22: 'Dem Songs Is Gonna Stand, Son'